Former Celtic hitman John Hartson has admitted that he can’t wait for the upcoming Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on Sunday and told fans to show their support for the club against Rangers.
Hartson, who spent five years with the Hoops and won two Scottish Cups in that time, has described the game as ‘huge’ on his personal Twitter page.
“Now let’s shout on the seven times Scottish Champions tomorrow, Celtic. Huge game for lots of different reasons,” he said.
Now let’s shout on the 7 times Scottish Champions tomorrow.. Celtic ???????????????????????????? huge game for lots of different reasons ????????????????
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) April 14, 2018
The game is huge for the Hoops as they chase an unprecedented second successive domestic treble, which would be the first ever achieved in Scottish football history.
Meanwhile, the game is huge for the Gers as they aim to keep their dreams of a first Scottish Cup win since 2010 alive.
The Hoops will go into the game as favourites, as they are unbeaten in three matches against the Gers this season, most recently winning 3-2 with 10 men at Ibrox last month, a win which all but clinched their seventh successive league title.
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Sunday’s game is a big one even by Old Firm standards, so it is little surprise that Hartson is so enthused by the prospect of the Glasgow rivals meeting for the fourth time this season. The Hoops are aiming to make history and keep their stranglehold of Scottish football, whilst a win for the Gers would put them on verge of a first major domestic trophy since 2011. It is likely to be another tense affair, as these games always are, but Hartson will know full well that if the Hoops play to the best of their abilities then they should move one step closer to creating Scottish football history.
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